Watch Lake Constance Make a Canoe from Flax Fibre

The Felicity is a 13’ solo canoe designed for both freestyle and touring, despite the boats short length the makers say it paddles well and is very easy to manoeuvre.

Lake Constance build the canoes in-house, in a vacuum infused all-natural-fibre construction, the integrated gunwales are made from cork cores which provide improved shape and the moulded seat bars and thwarts were made of western red cedar and ash.

The Flax materials supplied by Composites Evolution are a sustainable alternative to high-performance materials such as glass fibre. The biotex materials are designed by composites experts specifically for composites processes and are suitable for a wide range of applications such as automotive, sports and consumer products.